David Harris Katz
7 Documentaries on Pure Flix That Will Make You Smarter
While sometimes it’s nice to just relax and watch a little TV, your TV can also be a great tool for keeping your brain sharp. Pure Flix offers hundreds of educational documentaries that will help you learn more about history, geography, music, science, faith, and more. Here are just a few family-friendly documentaries that are not only entertaining, but will also make you say, “Hey, I never knew that!”
1. The Reality of Noah's Ark
Throughout history, Noah's Ark and the Global Flood have been the focus of famous artwork, scholarly discussions, written works, and public dramatizations. While some have accurately upheld the Genesis account, many more have distorted and abused the facts. In order to distinguish the truth about Noah's Ark, Branyon May (Ph.D.) plainly addresses the facts and clearly demonstrates "The Reality of Noah's Ark" with stunning visuals and concrete examples that will strengthen your faith.
2. Discovering America’s Founders
“Discovering America’s Founders” is part of the entertaining “Drive Thru History” series. Based on the work of David Barton, a leading Christian historian, this film takes you to Washington, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Virginia to learn about the life and times of the Adams Family: John, Abigail, and John Quincy; the Benjamins: Franklin, Rush, and Banneker; and other key Patriots: George Washington, Haym Salomon, and Noah Webster. Discover how faith and commitment to God and Country contributed to the founding of our nation.
3. Unsung Heroes: The Story of America's Female Patriots
This inspiring story of perseverance and triumph shines light on the courage and sacrifices of our female service members. “Unsung Heroes: The Story of America's Female Patriots” is an inspirational saga about women who, despite the hardships of military service, are proud of their long-standing commitment to the patriotic ideals of the United States. Through rare photographs, archival materials, personal memorabilia and on-camera interviews, this 2-part documentary, produced by Academy Award Winner Ron Howard, illustrates the enormous accomplishments and profound sacrifices of our female patriots that often go ignored.
4. Who Are The Chinese?
The Chinese make-up about 20% of our population and are a people whose history goes back over 5,000 years. Filmed in six locations across the world, “Who are the Chinese?” takes you into the deep cultural and spiritual roots of the Chinese people. It also discusses evidence for ancient biblical origins in the Chinese culture. Produced by cultural researcher, Reggie Lee, this film is a result of a ten-year research into the past of the Chinese. Also featured are the personal stories of several Chinese who have come to faith in Christ.
Monumental is the story of America’s beginnings. Presented, produced, and starring Kirk Cameron, the 90-minute true story follows this father of six across Europe and the U.S. as he seeks to discover America’s true “national treasure” – the people, places, and principles that made America the freest, most prosperous and generous nation the world has ever known. Long regarded as “the land of opportunity,” there’s no question the tiny band of religious outcasts who founded this country hit upon a formula for success that went way beyond what they could have imagined. How else can you explain the fact that they established a nation that has become the best example of civil, economic and religious liberty the world has ever known?
6. Wow I Never Knew That
Did you know the potato chip was invented out of anger? Or that Sweet ‘N Low was named after a song? Or that the red and white stripes on a barber pole were meant to represent bloody bandages? These questions and more are answered and explained in a series called “Wow, I Never Knew That” from executive producer David Harris Katz. “Wow, I Never Knew That” is a whimsical, half-hour television series that is jam-packed with exciting tidbits and fascinating facts that uncover the truths and origins behind the stuff you’re already familiar with.
7. National Parks Explorations Series
The “National Parks Exploration Series” takes you on a journey to ten of our country’s national parks. From the Grand Canyon to Acadia and from the Everglades to Death Valley, you’ll be amazed at the beauty of creation. Each hour long episode is full of breathtaking shots that will inspire you to take a road trip and be tourist in your own country. Plus, since 2016 is the 100th anniversary of our national parks, there’s no better time to watch “National Parks Exploration Series than today!